Shocked to hear about the sudden closure of Belimbing right before CNY.

Belimbing was a sister restaurant to The Coconut Club (or the atas nasi lemak place). It’s goal was to make Peranakan cuisine accessible to the masses (think cai fan). There was a wide array of dishes to choose from although the price point was rather high for how they wanted to position themselves. A meal here could easily rake up to $20-25 per head.

Overall, the food was good and I liked the Assam pork, beef rendang and ayam buah keluak. The sambal belachan was worth a mention too. There were less common Peranakan dishes on the menu and unfortunately, I didn’t get to try them all.

Unfortunately, that didn’t work out well like its sister restaurant. It’s sad to see how another restaurant bit the dust five months after opening. But this reveals how cut throat our F&B industry is.

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